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Public Library International

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Library Materials in Various Languages

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As a member of the Bergisch Gladbach Public Library, you can borrow a wide range of media - in German, but also in many other languages. In the library's online catalogue you can filter your search results by language, e. g. Arabic, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian or Turkish. We offer:

  • Novels, children's books and audio books
  • Films on DVD (usually different soundtracks and subtitles can be selected)
  • Complete language courses, dictionaries and more

Our online resources are available in different languages as well:

  • E-books, e-audios, e-learning courses and more in the Bergische Onleihe - both for entertainment and language learning
  • Films in the streaming portal Filmfriend (selectable languages and subtitles)
  • And of particular interest: the language learning platform Rosetta Stone

Learning and Teaching German

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We also offer materials that are useful for German learners, e. g.

Links for Learning German:
Here you can find a compilation of free extern materials for learning German: Apps, dictionaries, language courses and more at Linktipps zum Deutschlernen.

Language Learning with Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Learn languages with Rosetta Stone - in the app or on the PC

Rosetta Stone offers 30 different language courses for beginners and advanced learners - from German and Spanish to Russian and Arabic.
With its intuitive and interactive methods, Rosetta Stone motivates you to learn and speak your new language with confidence right from the start.
You can either download the Rosetta Stone App on your smart device or you can use the browser version. All you need for this is a valid library card from the Bergisch Gladbach Public Library.
If you need help to get started, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Guided Library Tours

  • for integration courses ("Integrationskurse")
  • for children and teenage German learners (e. g. "Übergangsklassen")
  • and for any other German course groups
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During a guided library tour, we will give insight into our services for German learners, like dictionaries, German course books and the Rosetta Stone app, for instance. An overview of the library's foreign language materials will also be provided. In particular, we will explain how to borrow and return media and how to use our online resources.

We look forward to your enquiry!
Contact: info@stadtbuecherei-gl.de

Further information on guided library tours can be found here: Führungen